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« on: 11 March 2005, 08:05:01 »

I've been a fan of Tristania since forever, but this was my first time watching them live. And what a night they gave me! I was really nervous prior to the event - I really love their music, and had very high expectations, and had a nagging feeling I was setting myself up for a huge disappointment. Boy, was I wrong...

For starters, the setlist was brilliant. Of course there will be favourites missing in a 10-song show, but I couldn't have composed a better list myself. We had been discussing beforehand which of their three powerful openers we would get - Libre, Beyond the Veil or The Shining Path. We got them all! :) And Angellore as a brilliant conclusion to a fantastic night. It's my all-time favourite song, I was much surprised to see how heavy it was live, while still being true to the album version. Brilliant! The setlist - torn and wrinkled after first Vibeke and then ึsten stepped on it - is now hanging framed above my bed, and is the first thing i see every morning..

Favourite moment was probably during The Shining Path when Vibeke shot me a mad look, pointed at me and sang "death will come for YOU". And of course she was every bit as beautiful as we thought her to be. BUT - to be honest, I probably spent just as much time looking at Osten. He looks kind of geeky at the pictures (sorry), but man - having this awesome presence standing before me was a very intimidating experience. So much karisma! And that voice...

And Kjetil of course was indeed very likable too. Strange, that something so small can sound so big! Piggybacking on his madness was very grateful. :) So all in all, I'd like to thank the band for a marvellous night, that I'll be carrying in my heart for a long time to come. So, all you out there who like me have long been pondering to maybe go to the next Tristania gig - DO.
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« Reply #1 on: 11 March 2005, 12:39:41 »

Could you post the setlist for the Norwegian tour?
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« Reply #2 on: 11 March 2005, 13:08:30 »

Thanks for sharing your impressions.. it must have been just amazing... why wasn't I there?...
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« Reply #3 on: 11 March 2005, 13:48:34 »

@pellevin: Thank you for that report. Very nice :) Do you have made some pictures? :))

@Deadlocked: I would like to visit every Tristania show, I have holidays but no money :(( But it would be very amazing to support tristania in a band or even being in tristania (if they would search the third guitar player....) :D :D :D
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« Reply #4 on: 11 March 2005, 15:15:21 »

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I would like to visit every Tristania show, I have holidays but no money :(
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I have the same problem :(
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« Reply #5 on: 11 March 2005, 17:33:23 »

The main problem for many fans seems to be the fact that the band is not touring anywhere nearby. That often means additional traveling expenses.
When I saw them in Krefeld it was actually a D-tour on my way from Berlin to Hamburg. I drove an extra 700km and wrecked my car on the way.
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« Reply #6 on: 12 March 2005, 13:13:53 »

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The main problem for many fans seems to be the fact that the band is not touring anywhere nearby. That often means additional traveling expenses.
When I saw them in Krefeld it was actually a D-tour on my way from Berlin to Hamburg. I drove an extra 700km and wrecked my car on the way.
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Oh, that's really far... I had to drive almost 70 - 100 km only...
But for example the russian nightwish fans go sometimes 11000 km by train just to see them... But Tristania also played in Braunschweig and Bad Salzulfingen, it was surely closer to Berlin :)
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« Reply #7 on: 12 March 2005, 20:04:31 »

No pictures, sorry, but here's the full setlist along with some comments:

LIBRE
Man, what an opener! True to the album version except for Ostens "every bullethole" part which he more or less shouted out.

BEYOND THE VEIL
Not the full song, unfortunately cut before the powerful "I'm the nightfall" passage. But what we got was REALLY something. Kjetil was totally into it, making all us diehards in the front row go completely mad along with him screaming "venus through the looking glass" together. This definitely is one of their masterpieces. Although there's quite a few of them...  :P

WORLD OF GLASS
Not one of my favourite songs otherwise (not that I dislike it, but I find more magic in most others), but there was absolutely nothing lacking from this performance! Vibeke was full of mad energy, and her part of the chorus ("who's the prey what's the play") was just as heavy as Kjetil's followup ("i'm a falling stone..").

CURE
Stricken from the setlist and not played.

THE SHINING PATH
One of my all-time favourites. They hadn't sampled the "the rope around your neck" choir bit, but no matter, I sang it for them.  :D Really love this song, and even more so now.

TENDER TRIP TO EARTH
Another song I don't normally give that much attention that really surprised me. Osten hugging himself and singing with eyes closed that "out of the waterpipe I suck my lust for life" was, well.. enthralling!

ANGINA
O boy. Another all-time favourite of mine, and man, it was of course even more powerful live. Vibeke did her parts with total excellence, with several really nice detours from the album melodies (most notably when she sang "angina striking elysium"). This, The Shining path and Libre were the heaviest songs of the set.

A SEQUEL OF DECAY
Again it was Osten that really lifted the song to another level, especially in the half-spoken passage in the beginning. Can't believe why Tristania didn't sucker him into being a full-time member sooner, he is such a huge resource on the stage!

CIRCUS
Kjetil was almost jumping up and down when he screamed "Stab yourself mother mine!" along with the rest of us. Mesmerising! And Osten leaning forward and asking "who's the hooded one" was really really cool.

APHELION
Was stricken from the setlist, but to our delight the band played it anyway ("Hey, this isn't Angellore!"). A song that tends to disappear among the many hits on Beyond the Veil, but indeed deserves more attention.

ANGELLORE
And finally, my favourite song ever. And it was everything I could have hoped for. As I wrote previously, it was pretty true to the album version, except that it had more of everything and was somehow made really really heavy. When they entered the chorus after Vibeke's buildup was one of the most magical moments of my life...
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« Reply #8 on: 12 March 2005, 21:55:20 »

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Oh, that's really far... I had to drive almost 70 - 100 km only...
But for example the russian nightwish fans go sometimes 11000 km by train just to see them... But Tristania also played in Braunschweig and Bad Salzulfingen, it was surely closer to Berlin :)
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I checked Bad Salzungen and it was definitely further away. I desperately wanted to see them on a headliner show on their (ASHES) tour. So Krefeld was the nearest choice.


@pellevin:
Thanks for the setlist. I would have killed someone if they had canceled Cure on me. It seems to be an awesome setlist anyway. The only thing that worries me is that it had been just two songs from the new album. It's not as harsh as Type O Negative did on their Life Is Killing Me tour who played just one song off their latest album, but it's still not what you would expect.
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« Reply #9 on: 14 March 2005, 02:13:17 »

Cure + Libre + Circus = 3 ;)

But since this tour is also "Get to know Tristania" (like being support for Nightwish), I guess they are choosing for a more historical approach and give a look in the past as well.
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« Reply #10 on: 14 March 2005, 06:27:11 »

but if they cancelled Cure then its only two :P
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« Reply #11 on: 14 March 2005, 09:29:34 »

Even though I love Ashes and actually hold it in the highest regard of all of Tristania's albums (which is something I never thought would happen as WW and BtV are deeply imprinted in me), I much prefer what I got - an even mix with songs from all albums. An evening with only or mostly songs from Ashes would quite obviously be magical too, but not as much so. I think. :)
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« Reply #12 on: 22 March 2005, 07:12:55 »

Btw, what do you guys think of Gothminister? They were a completely new experience for me, but we very much enjoyed their show so went on to buy their CD's, which were pretty excellent. Kind of same concept as swedish Deathstars, only better and less stupid. :) The track "monsters" is completely brilliant!

Ah, just saw that this whole thread should've been in the "Tristania Norweigan tour" section. Sorry bout that.
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« Reply #13 on: 02 April 2005, 00:35:15 »

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Btw, what do you guys think of Gothminister? They were a completely new experience for me, but we very much enjoyed their show so went on to buy their CD's, which were pretty excellent. Kind of same concept as swedish Deathstars, only better and less stupid. :) The track "monsters" is completely brilliant!

Ah, just saw that this whole thread should've been in the "Tristania Norweigan tour" section. Sorry bout that.
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Gothminister have some nice songs. I also have an interview with them. The gothmister says that they started the band to make fun of the people who deify gothic and to make a parody upon the scene :) But the music sounds pretty serious. I also like The Kovenant :)
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